Trust us – when it comes to your big day, having an incredible hair stylist and makeup artist makes all the difference. It’s the best way to elevate your look and make yourself feel like the princess you deserve to be on your wedding day! Lucky for you, we’ve got the scoop on creating the perfect look for the big event straight from one of the best in Spokane, Terri Reece Studios.
Tell us about your background in the beauty industry.
I always loved makeup and hair. I didn’t really get into it until after I was an actress in LA. Being on set watching the stylist do hair and makeup is what sparked my passion for it. I have been a professional hair and makeup artist for over 10 years now. I have worked on Tv shows, Films, commercials, music videos, magazines, Runway, world renowned photographers. I have owned my own studio right out of school, which I am a fully licensed cosmetologist. It has been the best thing I have ever done. I get to travel and help so many people.
How does your time working on films/fashion shows inform the way you work with brides?
Being in front of cameras as well as behind them helps me know what products and methods to use on brides. I am not an airbrush artist because I feel it doesn’t perform well in front of the camera and on the skin.
What services do you offer?
I am a fully licensed cosmetologist. I do everything. Cuts, colors, waxing, facials, men’s cuts, kids cuts, makeup, classes, extensions, blowouts etc.
What advice would you give brides on preparing their hair and skin for their big day?
With me, I want their hair to be bone dry. Wash your hair the night before. Hair takes a while to dry even after being blow dried. Face – make sure you come with a clean face, no mascara and don’t put moisturizer on. Why? Because it has SPF in it, which bounces off HD cameras.
How do you help brides create their wedding day look?
It is really about them and what their vision is and what they are comfortable with. It’s about them making their natural look enhanced just enough to stand out in pictures.
What products do you use?
I use a combination of products mostly Motives and Mac.
Will you travel and is there a fee?
I do travel, depending on location and where the wedding is. I sometimes charge per mile.
Do you offer bridal party packages?
I do offer bridal packages.
What do you feel makes you stand out as an artist?
I was trained in Portland and have been in the bigger cities. I keep up with all the latest trends and newest techniques. I am not just a makeup and hair stylist. I am a fully licensed cosmetologist and offer all services for my brides and clients before, during, and after their weddings and life events.
For more information, visit Terri Reece Studios!